February 16, 2020 Hours:
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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
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Start Date:
Mar 04/2020
Logging: A History

End Date:
Dec 20/2020
   

Explore the logging industry of the West Parry Sound District in this upcoming exhibition!

On March 4th, 2020, the Museum will be opening a new exhibition, Logging: A History. This exhibit will be on display in the Museum's Founders Room until December 20th, so there is plenty of time to come out and explore this important aspect of the West Parry Sound District's history.

This exhibition will discuss some of the prominent lumber companies that were situated along the shores of Georgian Bay. It will delve into the not-so-glamourous life of the lumberman, looking at his day-to-day life and the various jobs each man had to preform in order to get the logs from the forest to the sawmills. And explore the numerous tools of the trade, which assisted the men in being able to complete their roles.

Through hundreds of photographs, a variety of tools and equipment, and oral interviews conducted by John Macfie, this exhibition hopes to tell the story of a once booming industry that existed more than 150 years ago, along with the memories shared by past community members who were brave enough to go into the bush.

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The opening reception of this exhibition will be on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 from 6 pm to 7 pm. There will be a few words from staff and refreshments available. Admission is a recommended donation of $2, and all are welcome to attend! 

 

 

 

 

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